PCI DSS stands for ‘Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard’. It applies to any business that accepts, transmits or stores any cardholder data – no matter their size or industry. PCI compliance is the minimum level of card data security for businesses who take card payments from their customers.
It’s key for businesses to ensure that they’re compliant, as by becoming PCI compliant, you’ll ensure that you are protecting both you and your customers’ data when you accept card payments. Plus, by not being compliant, you could be charged monthly fees by your payments acquirer. For any business to become PCI compliant, they need to complete an online assessment (known as a SAQ) covering the potential risks of your payment process system and it is something you’re required to do every year.
That’s why at Payzone, we make it easy to become PCI compliant with our dedicated team of PCI specialists who will hand hold you through the entire process and help you avoid monthly fees from not being compliant.
With over 25 years’ experience in the payments industry, we’ve been working with thousands of independent businesses across the UK with their payment solutions. That’s why we understand how important it is for businesses to ensure they are processing credit and debit card payments safely and securely. Our team of PCI specialists will be able to get your business set up quickly and easily, plus they will hand hold you through the entire process in getting your business PCI compliant.
You’ll be able to process your card payments knowing that your customers details are protected and being stored safely and securely.
We’re transparent in our charges, that’s why there are no set-up fees or admin charges when you choose Payzone for PCI compliance.
Our team of dedicated PCI specialists will hand hold your through the entire process to ensure that your business is PCI DDS compliant.
When you choose Payzone, we work with you to get your business set up with PCI compliance quickly and easily.
PCI compliance is a set of security standards which were set up to ensure that businesses which accept and process any form of card payment protect their customers information. PCI DSS stands for ‘Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard’, which is the minimum level of card data security for businesses who accept credit and debit card payments. By being PCI compliant, this means that when your customers go to make a purchase, they trust that their card details are being stored securely.
To become PCI compliant, you will need to have filled out an online PCI Self-Assessment Questionnaire (also commonly known as a SAQ). The questions will cover potential risks of your payment processes, and the number of questions could be from 14 to over 300 depending on your industry and the payment methods you use.
It’s important to have PCI compliance as this means you’ll ensure that your business is processing safe and secure transactions. All businesses who store, accept or process card transactions must comply with standards set by becoming PCI compliant. This also includes mail and telephone order businesses as well as online businesses.
If you’re non-compliant, you may be subject to non-compliance fines and your acquirer may charge you for being non-compliant. Plus, you’ll be putting your customers information and data at risk as they are more likely to be subject to fraudulent use. If you don’t work towards becoming compliant, your acquirer may cancel your contract, which means you’ll be unable to accept credit and debit card payments.